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3:45 PM ET, July 18, 2006

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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
WWDC surprise: Apple to announce iTunes movie rentals  —  July 18, 2006 - With three weeks until Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, Think Secret has learned exclusively that CEO Steve Jobs will use his keynote address to announce the debut of movie rentals through the iTunes Music Store.
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Ryan Katz / Think Secret:
Second-gen iPod nano on tap for August
Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
iTunes video rental announcement foreseen
Discussion: digg
Ina Fried / CNET News.com:
Microsoft buys Windows utility software maker  —  update Microsoft on Tuesday said it has bought Winternals Software, a small maker of Windows utility programs, in a deal that the software maker hopes will add key technical talent to its operating system development team.
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Microsoft:
Microsoft and XenSource to Develop Interoperability for Windows Server "Longhorn" Virtualization  —  Collaboration will enable customers to virtualize Xen-enabled Linux on Windows Server.  —  REDMOND, Wash., and PALO ALTO, Calif. — July 17, 2006 — Microsoft Corp. and XenSource Inc. today announced …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Acquires Winternals Software
Ina Fried / ZDNet:
Microsoft gives Linux a virtual hug
Discussion: Rough Type
Ben Edelman:
How Vonage Funds Spyware  —  For years, I and others have observed Vonage ads shown by spyware.  In its litigation against Intermix, the New York Attorney General specifically documented Vonage's ads appearing in Intermix KeenValue pop-ups.  BusinessWeek last week reported …
Microsoft:
Nortel and Microsoft Form Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Transformation of Business Communications  —  Shared vision for unified communications to drive new growth opportunities for both companies.  —  REDMOND, WASH., and TORONTO—July 18, 2006—The convergence of the communications …
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Roma Luciw / Globe and Mail:
Nortel strikes alliance with Microsoft
Oliver / MobileCrunch:
MoveDigital Means Movies on Your Mobile  —  Marshall from Techcrunch just tipped me off to some really big news for people with mobile devices...MoveDigital, a pioneering company that specializes in the movement storage and sharing of big files has just launched with new functionality …
Discussion: torrentocracy and Scripting News
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / TechCrunch:
MoveDigital launches metered torrents, mobile streaming …
Discussion: Chris Pirillo
Intel:
New Dual-Core Intel® Itanium® 2 Processor Doubles Performance, Reduces Power Consumption  —  Aggressive Growth in Itanium Hardware and Software Solutions Deliver Mission Critical Computing Freedom  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled five …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg to Add Sports, Swarm & Stack  —  Version 3 of Digg launched late last month with tweaks to the user interface, and new categories to expand Digg beyond technology news.  The release, along with user stats that show massive growth, pushed Digg into the consciousness of mainstream Internet users for the first time.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Vote for Bix (Or Not)  —  The easy availability of broadband and the sharp increase in the number of high-speed Internet users makes it a perfect time for entrepreneurs to experiment with content in general, and user generated content in particular, despite the lack of what could be sustainable business models.
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Brainy Robots Start Stepping Into Daily Life  —  Robot cars drive themselves across the desert, electronic eyes perform lifeguard duty in swimming pools and virtual enemies with humanlike behavior battle video game players.  —  These are some fruits of the research field known as artificial intelligence …
Neil Patel / Pronet Advertising:
Google's growing list of domains  —  Have you ever wondered how many domain names Google owns?  Currently Google owns 520 domain names.  Their domain collection has been growing over the last couple years because of all of the companies they started and have bought.
Signal vs. Noise:
Fireside Chat with Khoi Vinh and Jeffrey Veen: "In-house vs. on your own"  —  [Note: This is our first Fireside Chat, a round table discussion conducted using Campfire.]  —  In-house vs. on your own  —  We brought Khoi Vinh and Jeffrey Veen together to talk about the differences between working …
Richard Lowe / CNET News.com:
Perspective: Beyond Google's sweet spot  —  New advances in technology have flung open the doors to what was once the sacrosanct domain of the cellular operator, and nontraditional providers like Google are making their way inside, hoping for a piece of the action.
Keith Bradsher / New York Times:
Dare Violate a Copyright in Hong Kong?  A Boy Scout May Be Watching Online  —  HONG KONG, July 16 — Movie and song copiers beware: use an Internet discussion site in Hong Kong to violate copyrights and you may be turned in to law enforcement authorities by an 11-year-old Boy Scout.
Clint Ecker / Infinite Loop:
Parallels software now available in Apple stores (updated)  —  Parallels' wildly popular and well-reviewed Desktop for Mac virtualization software for OS X had made the leap from online distribution into the real world.  In a phone conversation this morning, a company representative stated …
Discussion: PaulStamatiou.com
Terry / The Affiliate Marketing Blog:
Found: Click Fraud Paid Clickers - Chat With Them If You'd Like  —  Interested in reaching deep down into the bowels of the underground click fraud gangs?  Wanna meet and hang out with who's being paid to click on all those parked domain page ads and paid search engine results?
 
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Cablevision Has A Million VoIP Customers
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consumerist.com:
Comcast Censors Critical Nightline Story
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Observer:
On a screen near you ...  Read the book?  No, but I loved the trailer
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Darla Mack:
What Phone Are You Using?  —  Ok I found this article interesting …
Nicholas Carr / Business Week:
Lessons in Corporate Blogging
Tim / O'Reilly Radar:
Levels of the Game: The Hierarchy of Web 2.0 Applications
corporate-ir.net:
The New York Times Company Reports 2006 Second-Quarter Results
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
iPhone, iPod messenger clues in latest iPod software
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logitech.com:
Breakthrough Logitech Webcam Delivers True-to-Life Video with Twice …
Ryan Naraine / eWEEK.com:
Metasploit Creator Releases Malware Search Engine
Conrad Quilty-Harper / The Unofficial Apple Weblog:
Molyneux - "Apple needs to get behind games"
Discussion: Kotaku and Jeffrey McManus
Leslie Simmons / hollywoodreporteresq.com:
L.A. News Service Sues YouTube Over Beating Video